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Talking Point: Why the Low Expectations for PS4 at E3 Could Work in Sony's Favour

Why the Low Expectations for PS4 at E3 Could Work in Sony's Favour

Off the rails

Everyone loves an underdog. The plucky pretender that fends off match point against the future Wimbledon champion is always treated to the biggest applause on Centre Court, and the same is true in almost all other walks of sporting life. This mentality appears to extend to the gaming industry, too, with Sony’s troubles with the...

Game of the Month: May 2014 - Transistor

May 2014 - Transistor

Botch dogs

Would you believe us if we told you that our staff vote to determine May's Game of the Month ended in a three-way tie before the final decision was made? For the first time in Push Square history, the race was so close that we had no choice but to determine a winner based on review score, and that's why the rather good looking...

Round Up: Murdered: Soul Suspect PS4 Reviews Look a Little Stiff

Murdered: Soul Suspect PS4 Reviews Look a Little Stiff

Dead and buried

Watch Dogs has proven that new properties can be successful – as long as you have a gigantic development team, a frightening marketing budget, and a borderline bogus E3 debut. Sadly for Murdered: Soul Suspect, the Square Enix published supernatural detective game from Airtight Games, it has none of the above luxuries, and has...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 28

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 28

Panic stations

There are now just ten days until the industry turns on its E3 press release machine, leaving many of us at Push Square towers dabbing our nervous brows. Fortunately, video games offer ideal escapism, so we’ll be spending our weekend trying not to think about the avalanche of information that’s heading our way. After all, when all...

Guide: Watch Dogs PS4 Trophy Guide & Road Map

Watch Dogs PS4 Trophy Guide & Road Map

Hack your very own Platinum pot

Watch Dogs is easily the biggest PlayStation 4 release of the year so far. While inFAMOUS: Second Son was hotly anticipated as well, it’s taken two long years for Ubisoft to finally deliver the dystopian vision that it originally teased at E3 2012. Following a spate of delays, the release is available now – and

Talking Point: Is Watch Dogs Proof That You Can Have Too Much of a Good Thing?

Is Watch Dogs Proof That You Can Have Too Much of a Good Thing?

Greedy guts

There’s no shortage of gamer clichés capable of sending groans through the office each time that we encounter them, but this editor has a particularly vehement distaste to the vapid criticisms pertaining to game length. While we can appreciate that gaming is an undeniably expensive hobby, we find it frustrating that consumers are...

Who Would Win Wednesdays: Amazon vs. Arishok

Amazon vs. Arishok

Round 17

We already know what you're thinking. You took one look at the thumbnail for this week's Who Would Win Wednesdays and you were either more inclined to click the link, or you were disgusted with our choice of artwork for today's fight. But differing tastes is what this weekly feature is all about, as we throw two PlayStation personalities...

First Impressions: Burning Bodies in The Evil Within on PS4

Burning Bodies in The Evil Within on PS4

You're Mikami crazy

When legendary developer and horror game kingpin Shinji Mikami first unleashed the T-Virus onto the PSone in 1996, he not only managed to popularise the genre with mainstream audiences, but also founded a blockbuster franchise that would go on to sell millions. Some 18 years later, it could be argued that the long running...

Round Up: Watch Dogs PS4 Reviews Make a Strong Connection with Critics

Watch Dogs PS4 Reviews Make a Strong Connection with Critics

Off the hook

That’s not tinnitus that you can hear – no, it’s the sound of Watch Dogs hitting store shelves. The build up to Ubisoft’s latest sandbox smash has been more drawn out than the last note in Thunderball, but the open world adventure is finally set to phone home – your home, to be precise. While we haven’t had enough time...

Feature: Kickstarter Monthly Round Up - Issue Two

Kickstarter Monthly Round Up - Issue Two

Survival of the fittest

It's been a month since our first Kickstarter round-up, which was met with many triumphs and failures. For those that missed it, reader favourite Hover: Revolt of Gamers smashed all of its initial stretch goals with a day to spare. However, second horse running Cult County fell at the first hurdle,

First Impressions: PS4 Puzzler The Swapper Is a Ridley Scott Meets Metroid Masterclass

PS4 Puzzler The Swapper Is a Ridley Scott Meets Metroid Masterclass

Do the old switcheroo

Games are the perfect medium for escapism, transporting us anywhere from the depths of the ocean to the furthest reaches of the universe. The Swapper depicts an unnerving return to the desolate realm of space, as you’re whisked away to the apparently abandoned Theseus Space Station. Using an experimental device, can you...